How does he know I am not a boy anyway? Who said? What is a boy? I’d ask someone but I don’t care.
How many times can we put on a costume until it is no longer a costume?
We married for necessity, not love, and when we tired of our husbands, we dispatched them quietly in the night.
At first, you place the fruit very methodically around the house. A mango in the microwave. Limes replacing lightbulbs. A grapefruit in the coffee pot.
They had changed enormously in the time I’d been gone. They’d endured an enormous loss without me. They had mourned without me. They had come together to heal - memorials, tributes, fundraisers, vigils, community service drives - all without me.
It was the first week into her second trimester, and here she was, smoking a cigarette and filling her stomach with bees.
It happened on the corner of 147thand Miller, beneath the long branches of an oak hanging over the corner. It happened often enough— usually to white kids crossing U.S.1 in front of the University of Miami or other tourists on The Beach—but seldom in this residential area, and never on this intersection.
In which two unrepentant teenagers run amok in Fort Myers, FL.
As the burning sensation in my stomach became an addiction, days turned into weeks, and weeks turned into months. I felt empowered by my starvation.